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5 Ways to Shift Your Mindset to Radically Transform Your Life & Business
Learn how to shift your mindset to achieve success in your fashion business
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t– you’re right.” ― Henry Ford
As a business owner or entrepreneur, personal growth is essential to the success of your organization. Learning how to shift your mindset can help you make massive changes in both your life and business. For example, if you have a fashion business, shifting your mindset can help you think about different ways to market and sell your products. It can also help you stay creative and come up with innovative ideas for promoting and expanding your business. With a positive mindset, you are more likely to take risks that could lead to greater success in the long run. By taking the time to learn how to shift your mindset, you can radically transform your life and business.
Here are 5 ways to change your mindset for success:
Tip #1: Release the fears that are holding you back
“I’m afraid I don’t have what it takes to be successful.”
Whether you call it anger, fear, sadness or guilt, this is all negative emotional baggage that you carry that can weigh you down and keep you from achieving your goals. Baggage can consist of unrealistic negative emotions, limiting beliefs and contradicting values. It could also be a conditioned response from your past experiences. Excess baggage can hold you back from being the person you’re meant to be and prevent you from doing what you’re passionate about doing. Baggage can also be labelled as excuses if not checked properly.
When you can truly recognize the irrational nature of your fears, you are often able to calm down and rediscover a sense of peace and well-being. The best thing you can do is catch yourself when you fall into a thinking trap. Ask yourself “What is the evidence that this thought is true or not true? Have I confused thought with a fact? Am I 100% sure that this will happen? How many times has this happened before? What is the worst that could happen?
For instance, by logically assessing the real risk based on prior life experiences and actual evidence, you are generally able to stay calm thus becoming more level headed in your approach leading to greater chance of success. Moreover, if you step back and look at the “big picture,” you can recognize that even one failed task, does not imply a failure in your career path, or life more generally.
Try this: Write down any negative thoughts and notice which ones come up repeatedly – those are your limiting beliefs. Make a conscious effort to catch them, stop them and replace them with more empowering thoughts.
Tip #2: If it’s important, MAKE the time
“I’m too busy, I don’t have time for (insert activity)”
The fact is we are all given the same 24 hours in a day. We’re constantly making choices about the way we spend our time, whether we are conscious of that or not. Regardless, we live with the consequences of those choices which can often lead to stress; when the activities you are working on aren’t in line with your values and greater purpose. You may find yourself always in crisis mode, having to choose between family and work commitments and struggling to balance personal life and work.
Ask yourself, are the things you are doing important or are they urgent? Is what you are doing moving you closer in the direction toward your goals? It could be that you’re spinning your wheels out of chaos and urgency in reaction to situations happening around you rather than doing the right things that move you toward your greater purpose. The struggle comes when there’s a gap between the clock and the compass- when what you do doesn’t contribute to what is most important in your life.
The key is to spend the most time doing activities that are important but not urgent. These activities could include long range planning, relationship building, identifying new opportunities, personal & professional development, and maintain a healthy body.
Do things that you love. The more time you spend in the moment, the richer your life will be. The life you want is right here. Right now!
Try this: The Eisenhower Matrix is an effective way to help you prioritize your most important tasks, by sorting them into 4 quadrants- important & urgent, important but not urgent, not important but urgent, not important and not urgent. By assigning each task to a quadrant will help you decide which tasks require your attention right away and which can wait.
Tip #3: Choose to have an abundance mindset
“Chasing my dreams will make me poor. I can’t afford to do that”
Tony Robbins said: “Money is a representation, a means to measure the exchange of value between people.”
The biggest reason that’s holding people back from achieving financial wealth and success is they associate negative beliefs with having excess money. Some of the negative associations people have are “rich people are evil’, “money equals struggle”, “I’m not good with money”. These classic misinterpretations cause people to live in a constant state of lack.
The good news is if you have a troubled relationship with money, you can transform it so that you wake up one day and find yourself standing in the middle of the life you want to live. All the opportunities are here for you, right now! You just need to wake up and let them in. Take the first step by shifting your focus and attention to wealth. You need to condition yourself to think wealth. Next, find a role model, someone who is successful and find out exactly what they do and how they did it.
Try this: Create a strategy to attract money into your life and learn how to manage your money and how to invest it. Then take it one step further, and create a strategy on how to share it to create joy. Most importantly, follow through with your plan!
Tip #4: Treat your mind, body and soul with TLC
“I’m so tired, I never have any energy left for myself by the end of the day”
There’s now scientific research demonstrating the impact the mind has on the body. The mind influences every cell in the body, there’s evidence that the mind can be used to treat ailments just by switching thoughts. Even reversing the signs of aging through psychological shifts in awareness.
Our thoughts are the most powerful tools we’ve got. Your thoughts and beliefs create your reality. Change your thinking first, then the evidence appears.
Your thoughts create your reality. What you experience as “reality” including your body, is shaped by your habits or perception. Make a conscious choice to shift your perspective and change what you tell yourself about your body.
Healthy lifestyles, including consistent meditation, mindfulness, movement, restful sleep, healthy foods, as well as positive values and attitudes have all been found to modify our brain functioning, leading to calm, well-being, and pleasure. There is remarkable evidence that these health-promoting behaviors and attitudes can transform our lives. You might be thinking that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to add even one more thing to your busy schedule! But adopting these new habits into your weekly routine can be done with effective time management and calendars specifically designed to keep you organized and focused in every area of your life.
Try this: Try a simple daily meditation practice to help dissolve stress. Meditation calms the mind and when the mind is in a state of restful awareness, the body relaxes too.
Tip #5: Surround yourself with positive, successful people.
“I’m surrounded by naysayers that tell me my dreams are unrealistic.”
We were born knowing how to trust our instincts, we know how to play, create, and love without holding back. Then, as we grow and learn from the people around us we replace many of these understandings with negative false beliefs, fear, shame or self-doubt. You have a choice, to either settle for mediocrity or rise to the occasion.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Be pleased with what you’re creating. Remember every creator has stress-inducing thought loops no matter how much experience or how successful they are. When you catch yourself in those thoughts, shift your focus into a state of joyful creation.
If you base your self worth on what everyone else thinks of you, you hand all your power over to the other people and become dependent on other people for validation. Most importantly do not listen to people who are negative. Consider the source, don’t take stock of others opinion unless they have attempted to do what you do.
Stop worrying about what others think or say. Everybody is born with unique and valuable gifts to share with the world. Figure out what yours are, live life with purpose. Remember, that you are the only one who has the power to either move forward or hold yourself back.
Try this: Write down the names of 3 people that you admire and consider to have positive mindsets. Reach out to one of those people and make a plan to connect and chat, perhaps they could even be a mentor to you.
My hope is that you gain valuable insight and techniques to help release limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from reaching your full potential.
Once you had a chance to read the tips, I would love it if you can share your stories about any mindset breakthroughs, or a-ha moments that you may have. Please send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org